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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 16 2017

Revived Chapecoense celebrate securing first division status

SAO PAULO Almost a year since their squad was wiped out in an airplane crash, Brazilian team Chapecoense have achieved what many thought impossible by securing their first division status with a 2-1 win over Vitoria on Thursday.

Nov 16 2017

Better late than never, World Cup beckons for Gareca

SAO PAULO Coach Ricardo Gareca guided Peru to a long-awaited World Cup finals appearance on Wednesday and in doing so moved a step closer to fulfilling his own dream of gracing soccer's greatest tournament. | Video

Nov 15 2017

Corinthians beat Fluminense to take seventh league title

SAO PAULO Corinthians clinched a record seventh Brazilian league title on Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Fluminense that gave them an unassailable lead at the top of the table with three games remaining.

Nov 08 2017

Honduras set for 'game of their lives' against Australia

Honduras' World Cup playoff against Australia will be "one of the most important games of our lives" and the Central American side believe their hopes of reaching Russia depend on a first leg win at home this weekend, winger Romell Quioto told Reuters.

Oct 25 2017

Brazil F1 circuit sale expected in March or April

SAO PAULO The privatization of São Paulo's motor racing circuit is likely to take place in March or April next year but the sale will not affect future grand prix events at one of Formula One's most popular venues, city mayor Joao Doria said on Wednesday.

Oct 11 2017

Brazil almost ready for crack at sixth World Cup - Tite

SAO PAULO Three years ago Brazil were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals of their home World Cup but after their latest win coach Tite said they were back to playing like Brazil again and almost ready for a crack at claiming a record sixth World Cup.

Oct 03 2017

Soccer: From ridiculous to sublime, Tite turns Brazil around

SAO PAULO Little more than a year has gone by since Tite took over as coach of a Brazil side still reeling from embarrassing exits in the World Cup and Copa America but in that short time he has transformed the team into favorites for Russia 2018.

Oct 03 2017

Soccer: Argentina's puzzle - great players, but misfiring team

Argentina have reached three major finals in three years but the team who came so close to winning the 2014 World Cup face crunch games against Peru and Ecuador that will determine if they miss out on the global showpiece event for the first time since 1970.

Sep 11 2017

Chapecoense part ways with second coach in two months

SAO PAULO Chapecoense parted company with their second coach in two months on Monday, releasing Vinicius Eutropio after a barren run that left them third from bottom of Brazil's Serie A table.

Sep 01 2017

Brazil call up replacement defenders for Colombia match

SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil have called up defenders Alex Sandro of Juventus and Jemerson of Monaco for next week's World Cup qualifier against Colombia, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

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